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Old 01-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #4411
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The WC model that can be used for major off-roading will be called the WC Fields version.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #4412
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/01/23...ace-kevin-ash/

Hoyer reported they were riding on a straight, dusty, gravel road.
Already posted three days ago.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:00 AM   #4413
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Re edit: I think this might be that bike!!
i have that feeling too, Fixin....
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #4414
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2013 GS LC in Laos videos. BMW Motorrad







http://www.youtube.com/user/bmwmotorrad

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #4415
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i have that feeling too, Fixin....
So heard second hand that I.S. is expecting 4 GS' in their first shipment, one of which is a low suspension model. I think I'm #2 on the list...didn't you say you were #3? So looks like there could be a bike for us early on, provided the color/options are to our liking.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #4416
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Nice videos Tallguy. I'm a little confused on how that BMW one world tour works. I thought there were five riders riding together, but I only see one in this video. So does each rider only ride one continent of the five listed and rides solo?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #4417
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Nice videos Tallguy. I'm a little confused on how that BMW one world tour works. I thought there were five riders riding together, but I only see one in this video. So does each rider only ride one continent of the five listed and rides solo?
I have no clue either, BMW is doing a good job with all these video and pictures, there seems to be no shortage of them.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #4418
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I have no clue either, BMW is doing a good job with all these video and pictures, there seems to be no shortage of them.
One for each part of the tour.

ALESSIO CIGOLINI - Asia
SALVADOR ECHEVARRÍA - South Africa
HERBERT UNGER - New Zealand
STEPHANE GAUTRONNEAU - USA
STEPHANIE ROWE - Europe

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http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...html&notrack=1
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #4419
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Nice videos Tallguy. I'm a little confused on how that BMW one world tour works. I thought there were five riders riding together, but I only see one in this video. So does each rider only ride one continent of the five listed and rides solo?
Yep. There are five winners and each rides a selected route on one of the five continents. They have a small back up/camera crew but they are riding solo.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #4420
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Yep. There are five winners and each rides a selected route on one of the five continents. They have a small back up/camera crew but they are riding solo.
I see, thanks. That's fantastic marketing. The motorcycle you get for free but you pay for the lifestyle when going with a BMW, the ride of your life..., I just wish my Sunday morning rides were that great, I'm afraid they are mostly boring compared to what I see here
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #4421
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I see, thanks. That's fantastic marketing. The motorcycle you get for free but you pay for the lifestyle when going with a BMW, the ride of your life..., I just wish my Sunday morning rides were that great, I'm afraid they are mostly boring compared to what I see here
And in my opinion, better is yet to come. I am familiar with some of the routes they will be taking on some of the other continents and cant wait to see their pictures and videos.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #4422
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I'm very concerned that that LED headlight is a sideways horseshoe. How then can good luck not fall out? Not good. Not good at all.

All kidding aside. Why do GS riders immediately stand up when the road has only pebbles on it? I just rewatched On Any Sunday (for the 48th time - more or less) and Malcolm Smith remained seated unless there was a big obstacle in front of him. Was he wrong? Is the GS really that demanding?

Sorry. Bored and just passing time.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #4423
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Oalvarez, have u ridden a Diavel? I think the WC GS and a Diavel would be great stable mates. I'm considering the new GS or the 1190 ADV to go along with my Diavel.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #4424
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I'm very concerned that that LED headlight is a sideways horseshoe. How then can good luck not fall out? Not good. Not good at all.

All kidding aside. Why do GS riders immediately stand up when the road has only pebbles on it? I just rewatched On Any Sunday (for the 48th time - more or less) and Malcolm Smith remained seated unless there was a big obstacle in front of him. Was he wrong? Is the GS really that demanding?

Sorry. Bored and just passing time.

It's a good question.

I was in the Baja last year and I was standing up on my GSA doing everything I could to keep the packed 700lbs beast upright when I looked to my left and my friend cruised past me sitting down doing 20mph faster.

Different riders, bikes, skills, etc.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #4425
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Main problem with that bike is the awfull amount of electronics ready to break ... Particularly with the electronic suspension which is incredeably expensive to repair. $3000 and more ...

Already, dealers can't repair it ..

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